Stratos and Modern Security Solutions to Jointly Market AFIANT Satellite Network Video

--Agreement establishes Modern Security Solutions as Stratos ECO-Partner for remote security services--

Bethesda, Maryland (June 29, 2009) - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement with Modern Security Solutions Ltd. to market the AFIANT Satellite Network Video Management System.

Modern Security, a Stratos partner based in the United Kingdom, developed the AFIANT Satellite system to the specifications of global security professionals. The AFIANT Satellite system is differentiated from traditional digital video recorders and video management systems, as it provides a security platform from which to manage surveillance networks.

The AFIANT Satellite system offers a cost-effective solution for video surveillance and monitoring of remote assets. It is equally suited for asset security in the oil, gas and mining industries, as well as for border security and monitoring. The AFIANT Satellite system delivers remote access via an encrypted web interface or PDA application. The software allows users to set motion alerts and send the alerts via BGAN from the field. Remote users can also login to the AFIANT Satellite system and view live video delivered via the BGAN background IP channel.

The system is comprised of a network video management server which can be connected to either an analog CCTV camera or one of 200 supported network devices. The AFIANT Satellite system is then connected to a BGAN or other satellite terminal providing a complete network management solution for audio and video applications.

Stratos is one of the world's largest distributors of Inmarsat's BGAN service, which uses portable, lightweight terminals to provide simultaneous video (up to 384 kbps streaming), high-speed data (up to 492 kbps) and voice connectivity anywhere in the world. BGAN is ideally suited to enable communications in areas where terrestrial or cellular networks are damaged, congested, non-existent or too difficult to deploy.

Since its introduction in late 2005, BGAN from Stratos has been widely adopted by media organizations, military agencies, first responders and professionals in many other industries worldwide. Stratos now boasts more than 10,000 BGAN activations in 185 countries.

Stratos has considerable experience providing security solutions. Stratos' BGAN engineering experts and Engineering Integration Service (EIS) team have the skills to design and deploy customized remote asset monitoring and perimeter detection solutions for all situations.

Stratos and Modern Security will demonstrate BGAN from Stratos and AFIANT Satellite solutions at IFSEC South Africa Securex (Booth F8) June 30-July 3 at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Today's announcement establishes Modern Security as a Stratos ECO-Partner for land mobile satellite services. Stratos' ECO-Partner program combines the best satellite services, airtime solutions and value-added partners to offer customers a total single-source solution.

"This agreement is the latest example of the Stratos commitment to provide security professionals with remote video-transmission solutions customized to their requirements," said Stratos President and CEO Jim Parm. "Through our innovative ECO-Partner program, we will continue to collaborate with leading hardware and software developers to offer optimized solutions for our customers worldwide."

About The Stratos Advantage
Stratos customers fully utilize The Stratos Advantage, a suite of value-added services that help elevate BGAN from Stratos far above baseline offerings. These value-added services, including Stratos Dashboard, provide users with cost control, firewall management, full traffic information, pre-paid facilities, high security options, easy VPN access, messaging services and full IP range. More information on BGAN from Stratos is available at

About Modern Security Solutions
Modern Security Solutions Ltd., based in the United Kingdom, is a leading provider of Network Video Management Systems. Its products benefit a diverse range of vertical market customers worldwide. For more information, visit

About Stratos
Stratos is the world's trusted leader for vital communications. Stratos offers the most powerful and extensive portfolio of remote communications solutions including mobile and fixed satellite and microwave services. More than 20,000 customers use Stratos products and industry-leading value-added services to optimize communications performance. Stratos serves U.S. and international government, military, first responder, NGO, oil and gas, industrial, maritime, aeronautical, enterprise, and media users on seven continents and across the world's oceans. Stratos is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc. For more information, visit

For additional information :
Carla Riggs
Director, Corporate Communications
+1 709 748 4857